Workplace Coach

Question:  I work for an oil patch company. Profit is king to our senior management and chief executive officer, but we’re barely making it. I’m the human resources specialist, and I’ve...

Question: I’m an outside salesperson. Customers regularly email me in the evenings and I respond to these emails immediately. I also text and email the other sales people with leads and...

Question: I’m the human resources manager you wrote about in a recent article. I didn’t take action when an employee came to me complaining about a bully manager. It’s easy for...

Question: I just got fired for no reason. I admit I wanted a new job and thought a good strategy would be to better showcase myself on LinkedIn by removing my...

Question: I run a small public relations firm. When I advertised for a new hire, I didn’t find anyone who had the right skill set. “Will” applied. Although he lacked the...

We live in a digital world of sound bites.  You can watch any news program today and be presented or even overwhelmed with sound bites from a media event conducted just...

Question: I work as an entry-level insurance adjuster in a claims sweatshop. My boss hired me for a stated salary. He told me I’d have a 37.5-hour workweek, but also told...

By now you know that a federal court ruling has temporarily put the federal Department of Labor (DOL)’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules on hold. These rules raise the minimum...

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Question: I am an Admin. Manager that oversees two departments — one of which is Accounts Payable. In July I received a statement showing we owed $150 for an invoice in...